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Cancer-Related Behavioral Research through Integrating Existing Data (R01 and R21)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.393
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 14, 2019

Scientific research contact:
Dr. Richard P. Moser

Peer review contact:
Dr. Gabriel Fosu

Financial and grants management contact:
Carol Perry


This program provides funding for projects that seek to integrate two or more independent data sets to answer novel cancer control and prevention questions with the goal of encouraging applications that incorporate Integrative Data Analysis methods to study behavioral risk factors for cancer, including tobacco use, sedentary behavior, poor weight management, and lack of medical adherence to screening and vaccine uptake.

Research questions of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • What are the long-term effects of chemotherapy on fatigue, cognition, and other treatment-related outcomes, taking into account individual characteristics, type of cancer, type of therapy, healthcare access and use practices, and the characteristics of the different clinics in which chemotherapy is performed?
  • How do individual risk perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes towards tobacco use interact with biological factors, environmental factors, and policy factors explain why current smokers continue to smoke or have trouble quitting?
  • How do personal attitudes towards vaccination and sexual behavior together with physician recommendations and accessibility to healthcare interact to influence HPV vaccination uptake?
  • What are the long-term trends in cancer incidence/mortality inequities? Have they changed over time, and what are biological, self-report, environmental, and policy factors that explain these differences? What can be learned to inform behavioral interventions based on these data?
  • What are the most valid and precise estimates of cancer-related predictors, mediators/moderators, and outcomes for small populations that can be obtained by merging across population-level surveys? (Examples of small populations include racial and ethnic sub-groups, those with relatively rare characteristics, rare cancers, low base-rate behaviors, low income and rural populations, or people living in small geographic units such as census blocks or particular zip codes.)

Specific information is provided in the application instructions.

  1. R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for the development of new research activities in the early and conceptual stages
  2. R01 Research Project Grant that supports a discrete project to be performed by an investigator in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

For R21 projects, the combined budget for direct costs for the 2-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

R01 project budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available on

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Cancer · Health disparities · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Policy · Research methods and resources · Statistics and data · Tobacco use · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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